THE spring season of competition is under way, giving many Bourton Roadrunners the chance to test the success of their winter training.

The White Horse Half Marathon at Grove, Oxfordshire, saw Bourton represented by Shona Crombie-Hicks and Ewen Smith.

The race incorporated the Oxfordshire County Half Marathon Championships.

Crombie-Hicks bossed the women's event, winning in one hour, 24 minutes, 51 seconds, over a minute ahead of her closest rival. Smith also had a fine run of 1.25.39.

At the Manchester Marathon, Bourton's Tim Hemming finished in an outstanding 2.48.49.

Catherine Wheeler also reaped the rewards of her training with a personal best of 3.40.23.

The Brighton Marathon involved Roadrunner Steve Edwards after his successful Enigma seven marathons in as many days.

Edwards ran his 630th marathon in 3.11.22, while Susan Hunt clocked 4.02.09.